8hs $ 269 up to 6 people
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Kyoto Tour for First Timers

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8hs $ 269 up to 6 people

Highlights

  • Kinkakuji
  • Nijo Castle
  • Kiyomizu-dera
  • Nishiki Market

Choose your tour guide for this tour, price depends on the guide.

Our average price is 269 USD for 8 hours.

Average Price

269 USD

total price for up to 6 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

What to Expect

In this tour, you get to see the main attractions in Kyoto. For more than 1000 years, Kyoto was the capital of Japan. Enjoy the authentic atmosphere of Japan, one you will not be able to experience anywhere else. This tour mainly covers the spots in the northern half of Kyoto, where the most popular tourist sights are. With the help of our guides, you can visit all the places listed above in one day. They can teach you everything about the history and culture of Kyoto throughout the tour.

Highlights

Kinkakuji was established in 1397 by Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. The dazzling appearance of the reliquary hall on the temple grounds, which is decorated with gold leaf, is what Kinkakuji is known for.

Nijo Castle, which was constructed in the Edo period, is a registered National Historic Site, while Ninomaru Palace is a designated National Treasure, and other buildings and wall panel paintings are designated as Important Cultural Properties. Nijo Castle is also a registered UN World Heritage site. (Ninomaru is the area that directly defended Honmaru, which was the control center in times of war.)

Kiyomizu-dera is a Kannon temple where the goddess Kannon is worshipped. Among Kyoto’s temples, Kiyomizu-dera has a particularly long history, and is a registered World Heritage site. It is one of Kyoto’s most popular tourist attractions.

Nishiki Market has 400 years of history. There is a festive atmosphere as you walk and look around the market which has foods only found in Kyoto.

Important

City Kyoto

Meeting Point Coordinate with Guide

Ending Point Coordinate with Guide

Duration 8 hours

Starting time Flexible

Number of people to 6
What‘s included
  • Guide fee


What‘s not included
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Your transportation fee
  • Guide transportation fee
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Entrance fee

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you want to customize this tour?

You can change the places you want to visit during the booking process. In the first step, you can add or remove places and also write any special requests that you have for the tour.
Our guides will take care of you and help you to plan the perfect trip.

Transportation (Public or Private)

Most of our guides use public transportation such as train, subway, bus, etc., which is cheaper than taking a taxi or hiring a private car. If you are a big group or if you prefer to use taxi or a private car, our guides will help you to find the best option that fits your needs.
Please note that the transportation cost is NOT included in the tour fee, only the guide fee is included.

Big Groups

If your group is more than 6 people, we recommend you to contact our guides directly first, to see if they can manage your group. See all Guides in Tokyo

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day before of the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Reviews ( 351 )

10 hours ago |   by SILVIA

“ Osaka y Kyoto ”

Muy contentos de haber contado con la compañía de Raúl Tatsuya , un excelente guía y sobre todo una gran persona muy amable y solicito a nuestros requerimientos

2 days ago |   by Ana

“ Very knowledgeable and personable! ”

Seiko helped plan a comprehensive Kyoto itinerary for us, helping us cover most of what we wanted to see in Kyoto. We had no problem communicating with her at all, with her excellent English skills, and she was very personable and knowledgeable about all the sites we visited, taking the time to explain to us the culture and history behind them. Thank you very much for making our Kyoto tour a very informative and smooth one!

2 days ago |   by Michael

“ The Key to Kyoto ”

Makoon opened our eyes, ears, hearts and souls to the beauty of Kyoto. While our visit was short, our experience was infinite as we will carry these memories for the rest of our lives. Makoon is a teacher more than a guide and we highly recommend him to future Kyoto visitors. It will take too long to describe all that we did and learned, so I will say that this visit gave us a thirst to return one day and to tell our friends and family to visit this beautiful city. Thank you again Makoon for all your services!

4 days ago |   by Scott

“ Great Day! ”

Masaki or Makoon (as he likes to be known) was the perfect guide for our family of first timers to Kyoto. His knowledge and passion for his town are infectious and we learnt so much. We contacted Makoon with how we wanted our day to look and he catered perfectly! We wanted a bit of the old and the new and to also see things from a locals point of view - all perfect! Not only is Makoon a great guide, he's a great guy too! We thoroughly recommend him for Kyoto visits! Thanks

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